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Saturday Frights
Feb 14, 2020 Vic Sage
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Friends, thank you for joining us once again for an episode of the Saturday Frights podcast - as this is Valentine's Day - it only made sense for the Projectionist and myself to tackle 1981's My Bloody Valentine , right? On this show we are joined by Rockford Jay who discusses his own memories of this sometimes overlooked classic slasher -in addition there we have provided a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure. We hope you enjoy the show!
Topics: My Bloody Valentine, 1981, Slasher, Podcast, Horror Hosts, George Mihalka, John Beaird, Harry...
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Feb 10, 2020 Vic Sage
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For this Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast I am going to be talking about 1981's Wizard of Wor - which was released by Midway. An arcade classic if perhaps not the most popular - designed and programmed by Dave Nutting Associates - a rather important name in the Golden Age of Arcade titles. I share my first memories with Wizard of Wor in addition to providing a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure - hope you enjoy the show!
Topics: Wizard of Wor, Dave Nutting Associates, Bally, Midway, Showbiz Pizza, Games People Play, Podcast,...
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Welcome back to the first Pop Culture Retrorama podcast for 2020 - on this episode I am tackling the 1987 Hasbro toy line known as Visionaries:Knights of the Magical Light. A toy, comic book, and animated series that I am still quite fond of - and with this episode I give you a rundown on the creation of the toys and a few reasons for while it failed. I have included as always some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure and hope you will enjoy the show.
Topics: Visionaries, Hasbro, Toys, 1987, Podcast, Pop Culture, Transformers, Jim Shooter, G.I. Joe, Masters...
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Jan 12, 2020 Vic Sage
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Friends, thank you for joining us once again for a new episode of the Saturday Frights podcast - this episode we have a matinee show where once again we are discussing a segment from Shudder's new Creepshow horror anthology series. As always there is a some audio treats for your listening pleasure... and we learn too late that the Plague Rats that had taken up residence in the Vault have a peculiar taste when it comes to their beverage of choice.
Topics: Creepshow, Rob Schrab, Greg Nicotero, Shudder, Podcast, Horror Hosts, AMC, Jeffrey Combs, The Wolf...
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Dec 31, 2019 Vic Sage
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For this Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast I am tackling an early '80s vector graphics title that was originally produced by Cinematronics - Star Castle . A classic multi-directional space shooter that as I share in the show itself has a not so happy memory connected to it. As usual though I talk a bit about those who helped to bring Star Castle  to the arcades back in the day as well as providing some vintage audio treats.
Topics: Star Castle, Cinematronics, Vectorbeam, Podcast, Larry Rosenthal, Tim Skelly, Reactor, Gottlieb,...
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Dec 25, 2019 Vic Sage
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As today is Christmas I have chosen for this latest episode of the Pop Culture Retrorama podcast - a 1977 Holiday special from Nelvana Ltd. entitled A Cosmic Christmas  - a truly moving animated special. As always I share with you the history of how this TV special came to be and attempt to shine a light on both Nelvana and the animation studios founders. I have managed to bring along a few audio treats for all of you to enjoy - Happy Holidays and thank you for listening to the show!
Topics: A Cosmic Christmas, Nelvana, Holiday Specials, Animation, CBC, Podcast, Michael Hirsch, Patrick...
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Dec 10, 2019 Vic Sage
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Welcome to a new episode of the Saturday Frights podcast - for this show, the Projectionist and myself are tackling the 1976 haunted house film - Burnt Offerings . To be fair this appears to be a horror movie that has the ability to divide the viewing audience right down the middle - you either dig or it feel it's a bore. As usual we give you some interesting trivia on the film itself - plus we've brought some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure. As always, many thanks for taking...
Topics: Burnt Offerings, Dan Curtis, Oliver Reed, Karen Black, Podcast, Horror Host, Nostalgia, Saturday...
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Welcome back to the Pop Culture Retrorama podcast - we have another Holiday special episode for your listening pleasure today, this time the top 5 Thanksgiving Specials that I watched during the Holiday. I give you a brief synopsis of each special and as always I have included a few audio treats - I hope you will enjoy the show!
Topics: Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Specials, WKRP in Cincinnati, B.C., Nelvana Ltd., Podcast, Nostalgia,...
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Nov 25, 2019 Vic Sage
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For this Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast episode we have a 1UP show - focusing on 1982's Night Stalker, the classic maze shooter for the Intellivision by Mattel Electronics. As always I give you my personal recollection of the game as well as a rundown of those individuals who helped to bring the game to life - in addition there are a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure. Thank you as always for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen to the show!
Topics: Night Stalker, Intellivision, Mattel Electronics, 1982, Podcast, Atari 2600, Steve Montero, Peter...
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Welcome back to the Pop Culture Retrorama Podcast - this is a Halloween Special and focuses on 1980's the Drak Pack the Saturday Morning animated series that aired on CBS back in the day. A monster-themed adventure show featuring three teenagers who transformers into superhero versions of Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein's Monster. We hope you enjoy this bonus episode!
Topics: Drak Pack, Podcast, Halloween Special, ABC, CBS, NBC, Alan Oppenheimer, Don Messick, Hans Conried,...
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Oct 28, 2019 Vic Sage
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Welcome back to a new episode of the Saturday Frights Podcast - this happens to be our sixth Halloween Special! The Projectionist and myself invited some of our friends down into the Vault underneath the Haunted Drive-In to discuss some books that scared them or that they like to read during this season. As always we hope you enjoy the show and thank you for listening!
Topics: Horror, Podcast, Holiday Special, The Black Hole, The Babysitters Club, The Incredible Hulk, Eerie,...
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Oct 28, 2019 Vic Sage
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For this Diary of an Arcade Employee Podcast I am tackling 1979's Asteroids  by Atari - multi-directional shooter that helped fill the coffers of the company and has managed to be ported to pretty much every home console and computer system... ever. On this show I talk about the history of Asteroids  - including the developers and programmers such as Lyle Rains, Ed Logg, and technician Howard Delman. In addition I have brought along some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure - as...
Topics: Asteroids, Atari, Podcast, Ed Logg, Lyle Rains, Howard Delman, Arcades, Video Games, Retro,...
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Oct 19, 2019 Vic Sage
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Friends, thanks as always for taking the time out of your busy schedule to listen to the show. This episode I discuss the second segment from the first episode of Shudder's Creepshow  series entitled The House of the Head. This tale is based off the short story of the same name by The Bird Box 's Josh Malerman. It is a creepy little offering that concerns a severed doll's head and a terrified little girl. 
Topics: Creepshow, Greg Nicotero, Shudder, Josh Malerman, John Harrison, Podcast, Shudder, AMC, Cailey...
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Oct 15, 2019 Vic Sage
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Friends, I'm sorry that this episode of the show is so late - when tackling the likes of The Blues Brothers  there is quite a bit to research... and there is a ton of information on the making of the film to sift through. As always I have provided a few audio treats for your listening pleasure and hope you will enjoy this dive into not just the 1980 film but the characters that John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made so memorable!
Topics: The Blues Brothers, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live, Podcast,...
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For this Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast we have a 1UP episode - focusing on the Top 5 Activision games for the Atari 2600. Narrowing down the nearly 50 games that were produced for the Atari VCS was not easy to do! I have some vintage TV ads for your listening pleasure and as always I thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to check out the show!
Topics: Activision, David Crane, Podcast, Pitfall!, Robot Tank, Allan Miller, River Raid, Carol Shaw,...
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Sep 30, 2019 Vic Sage
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Friends, welcome back to a new Saturday Frights podcast - a matinee episode that tackles the just recently released first episode of Shudder's Creepshow series. I am the sole host of this episode as my co-host has... well... gone missing. The first segment I tackle is the Greg Nicotero directed Gray Matter - which is an adaptation of Stephen King's short story of the same name from his 1978 collection Night Shift. Hope you like the show and as always we appreciate you taking the time out of...
Topics: Creepshow, Greg Nicotero, Adrienne Barbeau, Tobin Bell, Giancarlo Esposito, Shudder, AMC, Podcast,...
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Aug 31, 2019 Vic Sage
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Welcome back to the Pop Culture Retrorama Podcast - this is a special episode as I have been invited to take part in the Super-Blog Team Up. A gathering of bloggers and podcasters who tackle a central theme and for this round it was Immortal. The first thing that came to mind for me on that subject was Richard Matheson's literary masterpiece I Am Legend  from 1954 - a post-apocalyptic vampire novel that has found itself adapted into big screen films with The Last Man on Earth , The Omega Man ,...
Topics: I Am Legend, Richard Matheson, Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, Will Smith, Vampires, Podcast,...
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Aug 30, 2019 Vic Sage
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Welcome back to a new Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast 1UP offering! For this show I tackle the arcade title Ice Climber - which was released by Nintendo back in 1985. As always I do my best to provide information on those who helped create the game as well as give an overview of the title's gameplay. In addition I have brought along a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure - hope you enjoy the show!
Topics: Ice Climber, Nintendo, Podcast, Kenji Miki, Masayuki Uemura, Akito Nakatsuka, Excitebike,...